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2019 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup calendar and entry list released

5 Dec 2018

The calendar for next season has been revealed and the entry list confirms the competitors

After another incredible season of the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, 2019 is already appearing on the horizon and the calendar and entry list for the sixth season have now been revealed. Candidates from the Selection Event at Sepang join those who return from 2018, creating another incredible grid of competitors gearing up for six more race weekends.

Six countries are represented on the provisional entry list: Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Australia and Indonesia. Seven of the youngsters rode in the Cup last season and return, with 14 new faces joining them on the grid. Two reserve riders have also been chosen.

SELECTED & RESERVE RIDERS FOR 2019
 START N. RIDER NAME NAT AGE
2 REI WAKAMATSU  JPN 12
3 SHO NISHIMURA JPN 16
4 AFRIDZA SYACH MUNANDAR INA 18
5 TACHTTACHTAKORN BUARSI THA 17
6 WARIT THONGNOPPAKUN THA 19
7 MUHAMMAD HILDHAN KUSUMA INA 16
8 RYOSUKE BANDO JPN 15
9 M. IDIL FITRI BIN MAHADI MAL 15
10 HERJUN ATNA FIRDAUS INA 14
11 TAKUMA MATSUYAMA JPN 13
12 JACOB JOHN ROULSTONE AUS 13
13 M. SYARIFUDDIN BIN AZMAN MAL 16
14 SHOKI IGARASHI JPN 16
15 PIYAWAT PATOOMYOS THA 19
16 MOHAMMAD ADENANTA PUTRA INA 13
17 KADIR ERBAY  TUR 12
18 HARRISON SAMUEL VOIGHT AUS 12
19 LUKE POWER AUS 13
20 ABDUL GOFAR MUTAQUIM INA 14
21 M. DANIAL SYAHMI BIN AHMAD SHAHRIL MAL 15
23 KOPCHAI SAE THA 18
  RESERVE RIDERS    
23 M. AIMAN BIN AZMAN MAL 18
24 SHOTA KIUCHI JPN 15

The first race weekend of the year sees the Cup racing alongside MotoGP™️ at the Grand Prix of Qatar from the 8th to 10th March, and the season begins with a back-to-back bang as the IATC then heads for Buriram in Thailand the weekend after. The next date is the Cup’s first visit to Sepang International Circuit as they race as part of the Malaysian Superbike Championship from the 14th to 16th June, and then there’s a summer break before the second half of the season kicks off at Buriram alongside MotoGP™️ from the 4th to 6th October. The Cup then heads for the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan two weeks later, before the season finale once again takes place at Sepang and another exciting season concludes in early November.

CALENDAR 2019 *
DATE CIRCUIT   COUNTRY
FEBRUARY      
9th & 10th SEPANG TEST MALAYSIA
       
MARCH      
8th & 10th LOSAIL RACES 1 & 2 QATAR
15th & 17th BURIRAM RACES 3 & 4 THAILAND
       
JUNE      
14th & 16th SEPANG RACES 5 & 6 MALAYSIA
       
OCTOBER      
4th & 6th BURIRAM RACES 7 & 8 THAILAND
18th & 20th MOTEGI RACES 9 & 10 JAPAN
       
NOVEMBER      
1st & 3rd SEPANG RACES 11 & 12 MALAYSIA
   

*Please note that dates are subject to change